Academics lay bare the truth behind their CVs

Professor Muki Haklay’s recent blog “Securing funding and balancing efforts: a tale of 21 research applications” (see below and Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay’s personal blog) makes for some refreshing reading. His group has secured €7million in the last 4 months or so, but it wasn’t without an awful lot of work – including unsuccessful…

Perspectives on Gender and Fieldwork Conference: some reflections by Hilary Geoghega

Reblogged from SAGE(S) Advice: Fieldwork, Gender & Careers Posted on May 29, 2015by louisejones On 29th April 2015, 50 academics, researchers, students and invited guests of the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science gathered to share their experiences and perspectives on the theme of ‘Gender and Fieldwork’. Fieldwork can be broadly defined as the work we do…

How do you remain enthusiastic?

Earlier this week, I got this email: Do you mind me asking – how do you find the confidence/enthusiasm to keep working when people around you don’t necessarily support/encourage you? How did you find that inner confidence to go for it? I was flattered and shocked. On the one hand, it is great to be…

Too smart to be an academic?

This is a bit of a different post for me. At the IAG/NZGS conference in Melbourne, I was encouraged by colleagues to speak up a little bit more… Guardian pages have been doing the rounds in the Twittersphere in recent weeks. The topics: what not to wear as an academic; and advice on being confident…